ST. MARY'S CALENDAR
The May Crowning
On behalf of Father Barry, Deacon Paul and myself, we would like to thank all, especially our children, that attended the May Crowning in spite of the slightly inclement weather.
We especially want to thank our May Queen, Tess Alexandre and the honor court of Caroline Alexandre, Sarah Healy and Karina Tavares who so proudly and beautifully represented the young ladies of our parish.
Thank you also goes to our music ministry of Ken Bryant and David Marshall whose music filled the church. Nat Squatrito continues to offer his photography skills in capturing our May Crowning memories. Thank you to the St. Vincent De Paul Society for being the honor guard for our procession.
The flowers were donated in memoriam by Irene Head for her sister Grace Lucier, by Margaret Marston for her mother Mary Ferguson, and for Elizabeth Betres by her daughter Mary Ann Allen. We also thank John White who decorated Mary’s cart.
We lastly thank our coordinators Margaret Marston, Ligia Martin and Pat Lanaan.Our Blessed Mother was proud!!!!
Memorial Day Mass
this Monday, May 27th
8:00AM Mass will be at the cemetery
Please bring your own chair. All our invited to pray for our
veterans and our deceased - weather permitting.
Friends of Life
We would like to thank the lovely Friends of Life who have donated hand knit baby blankets, clothing, diapers, baby food, and so many wonderful gifts to help young mothers and their children through the cold months of winter. You are truly a blessing. May the Good Lord Bless you all. If there is anyone else who would like to donate items, please place them in the baby basket in the back of the church near the elevator. If you have any questions call Cynthia 401-527-8153.
Last Friday all the basketball teams of St Mary’s gathered in the lower level to celebrate their season. Each player and coach received a beautiful hooded sweatshirt.
We have purchased 50 tickets to go see the Pawtucket Red Sox vs. The Scranton Yankees, Saturday, June 29th. Game time is 6:05 PM.
Bus transportation included.
The cost is $12.00 per ticket. See Deacon Paul for them.
Pasta and meatballs, salad,
bread and dessert.
We will have coffee, bottled water and juice.
Feel free to bring your own wine.
No tickets will be sold at the door
Seating is limited for this first venture.
Are Afternoons Better for You?
We have so many people who need a Prayer Shawl that we are trying Wednesday's from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM in the rectory basement meeting room. We are trying to encourage people to come and learn how to make a shawl for someone who is ill. The Thursday nights at 6:30 PM continue as well.
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church is pleased to announce the naming of its parish hall, "The Monsignor John W. Lolio Hall." This event will take place next Saturday, May 25th beginning with a concelebrated First Anniversary Mass in his memory at 5:00 PM. Immediately following the Mass will be the blessing of the new sign and a reception in the Monsignor Lolio Hall. Msgr. Lolio was pastor of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel from 1980-1992.
All are invited.
Faith Resource Center
Warm weather is coming – why not pick up a book from the back of the church to read outside? All materials in the rear of the church are free and for your spiritual benefit:
Right to Life
As our military serve to protect our freedom, we need to work and pray to protect the life of the unborn.
SANCTUARY LAMP MEMORIALS
There are still open dates for this year and bookings are being taken for 2013. This is a nice way to have your deceased loved
ones remembered. The lamp burns for
one week and the cost is $15.00.
The St Vincent de Paul Society
The St Vincent de Paul Society would like to thank you again for your generous support. We continue to assist those in need financially by helping with payment of medical bills, utilities, rent, etc. If you know of someone in need you can call 253-2270, leave a message and we will get back to you within 24 hours. We also have our food pantry in the rectory, which is open 9 AM-3PM Monday through Friday. Presently things are running low and
we would like to ask for some donations if you are able to help us out. Although we are not particular about what is donated, the following items would be most helpful: peanut butter and jelly/jam, canned soups and stews, dry soups, macaroni and cheese, pasta and sauce, tuna and mayo, rice, canned fruits and vegetables, beans (all kinds) and cereals. There will be containers in the back of the church in which to place your donations. You may also drop them off at the rectory during business hours, 9AM and 3PM. Thank you for your continued support to those that are less fortunate.
Adoration is every Wednesday in the Church from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Do you know someone who could use a little lift? Perhaps someone who is sick or sad? Why not fill out the form in the back of the church to have a card mailed to them? Who doesn’t love to get mail that is not a bill or junk? No cost just a little effort and time – it’s worth it!
ARE YOU REGISTERD? Are you thinking about becoming a parishioner or simply not registered? It’s as easy as going online to our web site www.stmarybristolri.org and click on the register button! You will receive a welcome letter within a week. If for some reason you don’t, please give the office a call during regular business hours.
If you know of any of our parishioners who would like to have Holy Communion brought to them please contact Fr. Barry or Deacon Paul.
Adoration of the Eucharist Every Wednesday in the Church.
8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
PRAY FOR PEACE